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Old 10-01-2010, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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I love NASCAR and how it used to be, but what do you do when you meet up with someone who is a basher of the sport? And I mean the "Left Turn, Left Turn, not a sport" crowd. Do you try to reason with them, or will they always be this way?
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:47 PM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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You tell them Watching Nascar is watching professionals do stuff on the racetrack that most can't do. Just like when they play golf.

BTW, that F1 drivers are superior argument went out the window with the parade of Open Wheel and F1 driver who could not compete with the exception of Montoya who runs well but will never dominate.

Last edited by PDD; 10-01-2010 at 04:52 PM.. Reason: more thoughts
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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Usually there's nothing you can say that will convince them. They often times check it out on their own terms and either reinforce their feelings or they convert and become fans of the sport.

I worked for years in management for a blue chip company. Everyone there knew how "into" racing I was. Lots of the brass razzed me for following a such a "hick" sport.

Later on though, many of these same people were doing corporate boondoggles to go to races, getting access to special areas, etc.

Funny how people change.
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Old 10-01-2010, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Houston area, for now
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Don't sweat the small stuff dude, I love NASCAR. Following since Bobby Allison complained about the engines in winner Cale Yarborough's and second-place Richard Petty's cars in 73.
You always hear that bunk about left, not athletes, ect ect.
Just walk away and let them do there own thing. No reason to get in a fight over it. Fact is you enjoy it and that's all that matters.
PS go to your local short track. Its a blast
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Southeast Arizona
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I was a HUGE fan during NASCAR's rise in the 1990s, and I remember being told countless times in school that I watched a "they only drive in circles, racing is not a sport", then I had a couple friends who used to say that go to a Busch Series race in 2008, and they changed their tune.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:13 PM
 
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I usually ask them what sport they follow then proceed to point out the absurdities of their choice. Shuts them up real quick.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Leaburg, Or
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Like time-outs, half time, fouls, penelties, 7th inning stretch,qtrs, commercial time outs, injury time out, substitutions, and etc...........
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:54 PM
 
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Like time-outs, half time, fouls, penelties, 7th inning stretch,qtrs, commercial time outs, injury time out, substitutions, and etc...........
Exactly. 4hrs to play a one hour game, a 40 minute game lasts 2 hours.
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Hernando, FL
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I usually ask them what sport they follow then proceed to point out the absurdities of their choice. Shuts them up real quick.
Exactly and one of the most absurd to me is basketball (which BTW I've noticed happen to be some of the most anti-racing folks around)....either one of two things is going to happen

1) orange ball is going to go into the hoop
2) orange ball is not going to go into the hoop....either way I can really care less whether it does or not.

At least with football, baseball, and especially Nascar anything exciting can happen at any time.

I'm the only one in my household who watches prolly 90% of Cup, NNS, and CWTS and they thought it was stupid ......going around in circles. Now they're getting into it and I catch them watching more and more, seems the g/f likes Tony Stewart now, that's good. My youngest is a Kyle Busch fan, don't know what I'm going to with that boy
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Old 10-02-2010, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Exactly and one of the most absurd to me is basketball (which BTW I've noticed happen to be some of the most anti-racing folks around)....either one of two things is going to happen

My youngest is a Kyle Busch fan, don't know what I'm going to with that boy
He's a smart kid!!!
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